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Have your say on a local Floodplain Management Strategy

A Floodplain Management Strategy is being developed for the Mallee to provide a single, regional planning document and a ‘rolling’ three year works program to guide future investment priorities.

Have your say on a local Floodplain Management Strategy

Recent flooding in the Birdwoodton area

The first step to inform this process is for the community and stakeholder groups to provide advice on local flood risks, important infrastructure that may be impacted by floods, and mitigation options.

The development of the strategy is being coordinated by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority, in partnership with partner agencies across the region.

Community members are being asked to provide input on the following areas to help identify both regional and local priorities for flood management:

·         Local flood behaviour (flooding caused by both riverine and/or stormwater) including flood risk areas and hot spots;

·         Important infrastructure (e.g. utilities, transport, recreational) and social/cultural sites that may be impacted by flooding; and

·         Flood mitigation works that could reduce risks and/or impacts.

The information that is collected will be used by the Mallee Floodplain Management Strategy Steering Committee to discuss and prioritise flood mitigation options.

The possible mitigation options will be outlined in a three year work plan, which will be made available for comment in 2017.

An online survey is available for community members and stakeholders to identify local flood risks, and can be accessed at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/malleefloodrisks

For more information on the Mallee Floodplain Management Strategy contact the Mallee CMA via info@malleecma.com.au, or phone (03) 5051 4377.

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